SŁUCHANIE 4 EN [#14]

TASK 1
You are going to listen to six news items. Listen and choose the best answer A, B, C or D. You will hear the items once only. I repeat, once only. There will be a pause of 30 seconds before each news item to give you time to read through the questions to that item.
1. Sebastian Usher says that the new conflict with Qatar is the result of …
2. The newly-signed Ugandan anti-gay law …
3. In the BBC interview, Imran Khan argued that drone strikes …
4. According to the correspondent, Liberman’s return to politics may …
5. According to Clive Stafford Smith, the court decision is a move towards …
6. The news item tells us about …
TASK 2
You are going to hear an interview. Listen and choose the best answer A, B, C or D. You will hear the piece once only. I repeat, once only. There will now be a pause of 1 minute to allow you to look through the questions.
7. According to Gen. Dempsey, the infamous incidents in the Armed Forces result from ...
8. Gen. Dempsey says that the incidents …
9. The latest motion put forward in the Senate proves that ...
10. When it comes to the discharges from the military, Gen. Dempsey says …
TASK 3
You will hear a radio discussion. Listen and complete the notes by writing a few words. You will hear the piece twice. I repeat, twice. There will now be a pause of 30 seconds to allow you to look through the questions.
11. According to E. Lucas, the factor determining Russia’s greatness is not the nuclear weapons but ...
12. Following I. Brenner, since last year America’s main concern has become …
13. The story about the US ambassador in Moscow proves that Russia and China …
14. As R. Blackwill points out, the recent crisis reveals that prominent leaders do not …
TASK 4
You will hear a presentation made by an expert. Listen and complete the notes by writing a few words. An example has been done for you. You will hear the piece only once. There will now be a pause of 1 minute for you to look through the questions.
According to the speaker, the US was baited by the ISIS into (15) ...

The speaker says the US should act when it chooses to
The speaker says that once all counter-ISIS forces start cooperating it (16)

ISIS is more sophisticated than Al Qaeda
The foes of the ISIS will act against it to (17)

Lesson number 3 is remember politics
The Iraqi government’s biggest mistake was (18)

The speaker reminds us that the Sunnis are a minority in Iraq
The speaker says that the weakest link of the US strategy is (19) ...

In his speech president Obama promised to degrade the ISIS
Diffusing the sectarian dynamics of the ISIS requires (20) ...
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